Thursday, May 30, 2024

Soul Scrappers Mothers Day Challenge

 Hello there on this cool May day! Not long until we welcome (?) June and Winter!! I have not been in my Scrap room much this month as I have my Mum staying here for a while so I have lots of other things to do! I did manage one layout this month for the challenge over at Soul Scrappers on Facebook for the Mothers Day challenge to create a layout using a photo of my Mum and to also use bling and a doiley...

a couple of closer views..

I used two doileys, this is one of them the other is in the cluster below the photo.. there is also bling on the antique looking frame..

I have used an old Prima bling flourish.. and fussy cut flowers from the papers..

Betty Joyclyn

This is a photo of my Mum when she was a little girl, I am guessing about 6.. how precious!!

Well I hope this finds you well.. I hope to get into my scrap room a bit more next month, but who knows!! Thanks for coming on by, take care.. until next time..

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

The Scrapbookers Journal Issue 9 - 4 layouts

 Hello there, welcome to May.. the last month of Autumn for me and the mornings are crisp and cool and the days warm up so you have to dress in layers! 

The new edition of the SCRAPBOOKERS JOURNAL  is out today and it is a stunner! Loads of inspiration and a wonderful array of creations.. I have 4 layouts in it this month which I would love to share with you..

The first layout you will find as you go through the pages is for the Vintage Section. I had this lovely photo of my Mum with her Mum (my Grandma) so I thought that would be perfect to capture on a vintagey page.. The photo was taken in the late 1930's as my mum is about 4 or 5 she thinks..

a couple of closer views.


When I think of vintage I think of old laces, doileys and flowers.

Florence and Betty

The next layout in the Magazine is for a Ribbon challenge.. I had some fine ribbon that I thought I would use on my layout..

a closer view

I love the romance of a lace up corset so this is how I used the ribbon..

Forever Friends

The papers are Prima and I also criss crossed the ribbon along a bottom strip of paper..

The next layout is for the Love section.. I have used a photo of my Grandie and my sons cat. I think she really loved him!!

a closer view.

Cluster of flowers and flourishes!

All you need..

And the 4th layout is for the Gallery Section.. I have used patterned papers of the same tones for my layout..

a closer view.

A closer view of the die cuts and layers.

Sweet Memories

My gorgeous girls, photo taken quite a few years ago now..

Well thanks for coming by, make sure you check out the latest Issue of the Scrapbookers Journal   and keep an eye out for the next submission call out.. you just could get your layouts published!

Until next time.. take care..

Friday, April 19, 2024

Soul Scrappers Challenges

 Hi there! How are things in  your part of the world? It is Autumn here and the days have been glorious! A hint of coolness in the mornings and evenings and sunny days in between! No complaints from me about the weather! There are some bulbs popping up in their pots and I look forward to seeing them bloom some day!

I have been doing a bit of creating for the challenges over at SOUL SCRAPPERS ON FACEBOOK and so far have completed 3 layouts.. I am hoping to maybe get one or two more done by the end of the month, but sometimes life happens and the creating has to wait!

The first layout I would like to share is for the Mystery Challenge which is..

Anything Easter - and it has to have Either or an Easter Bunny, Easter eggs or Easter chicks on your creation.. Well I have used a photo of my grandies taken this last Easter with their cute Easter ears on so if you use your imagination they could be cute little Easter bunnies!! and I have some fussy cut Easter Eggs on my layout..

A closer view..

Just a view of the Easter Eggs fussy cut and layered with foam tape and fussy cut elements and die cuts in this cluster.. I have used an older range of Kaisercraft papers..

Treasure everyday

And yes Alfonzo had to be in the photo too, but he wore his own ears!! 

The next layout I would like to share is for the One Word challenge which is to use either S, R or U as the title word for your layout and also at least half a page of paper strips..

a closer view..

a view of the layered cluster, and the word I have used is Us, and I have used a photo of my family taken in February.. 


It seems to be so hard to get us all together these days, so this was a perfect opportunity to grab a photo.. You can see the paper strips, and I am not sure of the papers I have used, but they are very old!!

And the third layout is for the Sketch challenge which looks like..

A closer view

Fussy cut daisy's and I have stuck to the sketch pretty much.. again, I think there is a mix of Kaisercraft papers and some other brands..

Precious moments

This is my sweet Grandie dressed up for Book Week a few years ago..

Well thanks for coming by, I do hope things are going well for you.. April seems to be flying by as have the other months this year.. Do take care.. until next time..

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Soul Scrappers Challenges - Blast Off & One Word

 Hello there, I hope you are having a blessed Easter weekend.. It seems unbelievable that we are ready to go into another month tomorrow.. how the days and weeks are going by.. 

I have two layouts I would like to share that I have created for the SOUL SCRAPPERS CHALLENGES ON FACEBOOK  and I am just getting them in before the end of the month!!

The first layout is for the Blast Off challenge and it is...

So I gathered my stuff and began to create.. I have used two photos of my Granddaughters first day of school.. year one..

a closer view..

This shows 3 of the 4 papers and also the metal key which I used for something metal..

First day

I have used lots of old papers I have  had for ages!

The second layout is for the One Word challenge to use either C M or V as the title word for your layout.. I went with C for cheeky and I used a photo of my cheeky Grandson!

A closer view


I have used mainly Kaisercraft papers for this page..

Thank you Soul Scrappers for the great challenges you have each  month. .. I am glad I could get a couple of layouts done this month!

Thank you for coming on by, and until next time do take care..

God Bless you on this resurrection Sunday..

Saturday, March 02, 2024

The Scrapbookers Journal - Publication 3 Layouts

 Good day to you! Wishing you a marvelous March! In the scrapbooking world that means new challenges and a new edition of the SCRAPBOOKERS JOURNAL  which is a digital magazine put out every two months..  I have 3 layouts in  this edition..

My first layout is on page 9 in the Mothers section. I have used a photo of my Mum and I taken a few years ago when we were out to lunch..

a closer view of the fussy cut elements.

I used AB Studio papers.. It had such lovely roses to fussy cut for my layout.

Cherish these days.

A touch of paint splatter to finish the layout.

My next layout is found on page 14 in the Family section.. I have used a photo of my daughter and my Mum and I at my Daughters baby shower aa few years ago.. 

a closer view.

I used lace and flowers and die cut leaves.


And the next layout is on page 53 in the Gallery section.. I did create it originally for the Alpha call out but am happy to see it put in the magazine in the gallery section..

a closer view

Lots of texture, I have used X.s and gave them layers of gesso and paint to give a textured look.. 


I have used Kaisercraft papers and a photo of my Grandies. I thought the X/s were appropriate as they are short for Kiss!

Do pop over and check out the Magazine HERE   there is sure to be something to inspire you!

Thanks for dropping on by today, and as always do take care. until next time..

Monday, February 26, 2024

Soul Scrappers Blast Off challenge, and Charms Mid-Monthly Challenge

 Hello there! I trust this finds you well..I am just popping up two layouts I have created for two challenges for this month..So good to have made the time for creating!

The first layout I would like to share is for the challenge over at Soul Scrappers Challenges on Facebook  which is for the Blast Off challenge.. which is..

So I gathered up some things and created.. I have used Cocoa Vanilla papers..

a couple of closer views..

The chipboard I have used was from Scrapmatts..

The camera die cut..

Happy Little Moments

There are 5 chipboard pieces, 4 puffy stickers (hearts) 3 word title (Happy Little Moments), 2 die cuts (there are more than 2) and 1 camera..  Thanks for a great challenge Soul Scrappers!!

The next layout is for the challenge over at Charms Creations Mid-Monthly Challenge which is...

I have used an old stamp,(script)  the buttons are a bird button and wooden button in the cluster, the packaging is from Prima under the photo, the book pages were used to cut leaves,  the papers are old Basic Grey papers, the chipboard pieces are the horse shoe, flower and title, and the Charms Creations is the Hessian Heart that I embellished with a hand cut heart from one of the papers I have used.. I think that covers it!!

A couple of closer views..

 A closeup of the horse shoe and packaging under the photo..

The Charms Heart, chipboard flower and buttons.


Thankyou Charms Creations for a great challenge!! I cant even guess how old the Basic Grey papers are!! It was good to dig them out and use them!

Thank you for dropping by, do take care.. until next time...

Monday, February 12, 2024

Soul Scrappers Challenges - Sketch, Monochromatic and One Word

 Hello there, How is your February going? We have had some very hot days and some wet days, all very usual for our last month of summer! 

I have been creating and have 3 layouts I would love to share with you for the challenges over at SOUL SCRAPPERS on Facebook . The first layout is for the sketch, which looks like..

I have followed the sketch pretty closely.

a closer view.

I had a bit of a tidy up and I found lots of lace so I have used lace on all 3 of my layouts. I did a little bit of stencilling for interest and fussy cut the sunflowers to match my photo..

There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

The next layout I would like to share is for the Monochromatic challenge where we were allocated a color, and the color I got was brown.. humm I wondered if I had any brown in my stash, I need not have worried, yes I found brown.. I kinda went with a Vintagey look..

a closer view.

I found I had brown and hessian flowers and I used them.. I found this clock face with a horse on it and as my Dad loved horses I used that in this cluster.. other things I used on my page were die cut wheat as my Dad was a Farmer and grew wheat at times for the grain for his cattle.. 

Sweet memories

I love this photo of two of my daughters and my Dad..very precious memories now..  I like how this turned out..

and the final layout is for the One Word challenge, to use either a G or D or T for the title word on your layout. and use some texture paste through a stencil... and I chose G for Grin and used a photo of my Grandie when she was so little and she had a very cheeky grin!!

a closer view.

just a view of the cluster with fussy cut flowers and again I used a clock face..


Just a little bit of stencilling on the side of my page to compliment the softness of the page..

So there are my 3 layouts, I did enjoy creating them.. I hope to do some more creating before the month is out, but life has a way of getting busy when you least expect it! Thanks for dropping by, and do take care.. until next time..